Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Mother Teresa (Suffering)

The Innocent Suffering - 

"All that suffering-where would the world be without it? Innocent suffering is the same as the suffering of Jesus. He suffered for us and all the innocent suffering is joined to his in the redemption. It is co-redemption. That is helping to save the world from worse things."

Suffering is a gift - 
 Like all gifts, it depends on how we receive it. And that is why we need a pure heart to see the hand of God, to feel the hand of God, to recognize the gift of God in our suffering. He allows us to share in his suffering and to make up for the sins of the world."

Wasting suffering - 
"The important thing, is not to waste suffering. Join it to the suffering of Christ; offer it up with his suffering. Don't waste suffering ."

To Die daily to self...... -
"Lord, help us to see , in your crucifixion and resurrection, an example of how to endure and seemingly to die, in the agony and conflict of daily life, so that we might live more fully and more creatively.... Enable us to go through trials patiently and bravely, trusting that you will support us; for it is only by dying with you that we can raise with you. Amen."

And from Mother Teresa's mentor - St. Francis of Assisi...  
"This is perfect joy - to share in the sufferings of the world as Christ did."

Source: http://www.suffering.net/servmo-t.htm
Diverse articles on suffering: http://www.suffering.net/detail.htm#theresa

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